Like anything else supervision can become habitual and lose the creative edge. I wish to provide a safe, inspiring, creative, yet challenging and professional space for you to explore your therapy wok. Supervision is designed to keep the creative juices flowing. So, I offer an environment where we can both be honest and keep this a valuable, nurturing, robust environment for reflective and reflexive practice.
Supervision exists for numerous reasons, some being:
-To encourage high quality therapy to provide value to clients.
-To help supervisees have a better (more integrated) sense of the therapeutic process.
-To help supervisees develop principles of best ethical professional practice.
-To help supervisees grow in professional confidence.
-To help supervisees explore alternative ways to understand particular client issues.
-To help supervisees develop their own unique therapeutic style.
-It should be collegial and include the elements of: normative (whats happening), formative (educative) and restorative (self care).
-To protect clients
I have experience of giving Clinical Supervision to Counsellors and Volunteers at agencies meeting the needs of the following clients:
- Survivors Network: providing services that supports survivors of women that have suffered childhood abuse and sexual violence.
- LGBT Switchboard: listening to, informing and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Brighton/Hove and beyond.
- As You Are: providing affordable counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety for people living in Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing and Worthing.
- Rise:Helping women affected by domestic abuse. Practical solutions, shelter and support in Brighton, Hove and Sussex.
- Impetus: improving the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable adults in Brighton and Hove.
- YMCA: Housing vulnerable people
- Brighton Uni counselling service